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Murder Harland Court Bury St Edmunds 26 April 2022

The Joint Norfolk and Suffolk Major Investigation Team are investigating the circumstances around the death of a male and serious injury to a female at Harland Court Bury St Edmunds on 26th April 2022

Details of Incident

Police have released a man on bail in connection with a murder investigation in Bury St Edmunds.


Officers were called at 3pm on Tuesday 26 April following reports of a suspected stabbing at a car park in Harland Court, off Station Hill.


Officers immediately attended and located a man and a woman within a flat who had both sustained stab wounds.  The man was declared deceased shortly after officers arrived.


Subject to confirmation at formal inquest proceedings, the deceased has been identified as Karl Skoulding, aged 43 from Bury St Edmunds.


A Home Office post-mortem examination established multiple stab wounds to have caused Karl's death.


A 38 year old man was arrested on suspicion of murder shortly after the incident and was taken to Bury St Edmunds Police Investigation Centre for questioning.  He has been released on bail until Sunday 22 May pending further enquiries.


A 17 year old boy from Ipswich was also arrested on suspicion of murder and he has been released from custody with no further action taken against him.


Police believe that the parties involved were all known to one another.


The female victim - aged in her 40s - remains in a critical condition in hospital.


Detectives continue to appeal for any witnesses to the attack and would like to hear from anyone who was in the vicinity of Harland Court between 2pm and 3pm.





Contact Information

If you would prefer to speak to someone please call 101 and ask for Suffolk Police quoting 'Op Barbon' or 'CAD 240 of 26th April' or '37/24952/22'


Crimestoppers can also be contacted on 0800 555111 or online at


In an emergency always call 999